We run courses in Traditional and Natural Building

Learning from the past how to build a greener future for a healthier environment

As a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber Framing, Roundwood and Shingle roofs, Restoration Skills and Wattle and Daub training courses for professionals, home-owners, self-builders, and anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials.

To check availability, book a course, discuss bespoke training or t
o receive email updates about dates, volunteering and events please email or phone 07766-054042.

Vouchers now available. They make excellent Birthday, Retirement or Retraining presents.

Bookings now being taken for talks in 2017/18. Learn from us about setting up a social enterprise, heritage building skills and how to manage volunteer projects.

At Orchard Barn we are committed to using locally sourced materials and teaching you traditional skills so that you can create buildings that will still be beautiful and functional in hundreds of years time.

Our portfolio includes timber frame craft rooms, repaired historic timbers, a green oak roof frame, hand-made barn doors, shingle-clad roof, wattle and daub, clay rendered cob walls as well as our home-made greenwood benches.


Fitting hand-cleft shingles on Orchard Barn roof